The roads to Mental Health usually lead to medication, except for the one that Carol took when she found herself waking up on a psychiatric ward. “Please don’t let them medicate me” had been her plea going in and her mantra for recovery coming out.
Two Rooms One Lifetime is a story of another way, one with humour, courage, compassion, positivity, hard work and a welcome madness. On this route she felt the kindness of a complete stranger, and received a simple gift given in the psyche ward lounge that saved her soul, forging a partnership of healing. These ‘touches of humanity’ through the people she met became the drugs that healed her broken mind, allowing her to reset and reclaim a life of joy, building her Mental Wealth.
“When the director called action and my brain imploded, every personality I owned took to the stage to grab the spotlight. I have had to write the book to get their story and to pay their bloody performing rights fee. Its been good to work with them again, to understand the road I took and why, and to finally write.